Habits for Healthy Cooking

Cooking habits may just be what you need for a healthier meal. Although the word “healthier” gives the impression of tasteless food, the contrary is true. Here are some tips for healthy and savoury cooking: Oils If you are cooking in higher temperatures, 200-500F degrees, the following oils are better to use: coconut oil, red…

Chef David’s favourite use of left over coffee – Iced Coffee!

1 litre (4 cups) brewed coffee, refrigerated 1 litre (4 cups) ice cubes, small ¼ cup white sugar 3 tablespoons coffee creamer (18%) 3 tablespoons vanilla extract While the coffee is still warm, flavour it with the cream, sugar and vanilla, then put it in the refrigerator until cooled. In a large blender, add small…

Kitchen Tools Chefs Can’t Live Without.

A Mortar and Pestle is for fine control over the spice grinds for your rubs, because the texture is half the battle, after all. Too coarse, and it can be rough on the palate. Too fine, and the mix may become pasty when cooked. Plus you get to feel like an old fashioned alchemist.  

Kitchen Tools Chefs Can’t Live Without

One of Chef David’s favourite kitchen tools is his citrus reamer.  It’s perfect for juicing single fruits into salad dressings, glazes, sauces  or anything that you just need one lemon or lime for.  

Day 11 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. You view perfect grill marks as a badge of honor.  You think cutting into a steak to check doneness is sacrilege.  You know when and why to use rub vs. marinade vs. sauce. That’s why…

Day 7 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. Prep work is often considered a mundane chore. Slicing, dicing and chopping – you know the drill. Whether you are a seasoned pro, or just developing your skills, the right knife can make a world…

Day 6 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. Traditional charcoal grilling is easy with the Cart Model Charcoal Kettle Grill at your disposal. Whether you are a hardcore griller or someone who occasionally likes to try something different, this compact charcoal kettle grill…

Day 5 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. If you have a foodie in the family a Staub pot is an indispensable component in any kitchen. Staub has perfected this traditional vessel in their signature piece – La Cocotte. The self-basting spikes on the…

Kitchen tools Chefs can’t live without

One of Chef David’s favourite tools is his mini butane brule torch. He uses it for all his “specific high-heat” needs, including caramelizing sugar on crème brule, browning marshmallow for rocky road brownies, s’mores  or even for touching up the browning on a finished lasagne or a hearty plate of nachos. Before you buy, check out for the necessary safety…